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We have been participating in our summer library program this year and I am always so impressed with the creative things they do with the kids. Last week the theme was all about color. They read some darling books to the kids about color and did some color mixing with colored water. The craft was what I loved this week, though. They made the funnest little CD spinner toy that my kids have been playing with all week. This CD spinner craft is simple and could be great for a craft day with the kids, a birthday party, or any other event with lots of kids. You just need old CD’s, a bottle cap, marbles, and some paper to color for the design on top.
I did a little research and found that Spoonful has the craft on their site with a free printable template to color and cut out. They have three different patterns to choose from. You could easily do this with any pattern you want, though. Just cut a paper the size of a CD and color it as desired. Then glue the paper onto the top of the CD. We used glue sticks to make ours.
Once your paper is on, use a hot glue gun to glue the bottle cap to the top side of the CD, over the top of the paper. Use a marble and hot glue it into the hole on the bottom side of the CD spinner. The marble will be the base used to spin the toy.
My kids all ended up choosing the same pattern when they made them. I love how they turned out! It is a fun craft that keeps kids busy.
Just one little warning- the marble does come out after a little while, so watch your little ones with it!